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The best prom theme ideas incorporate classic elegance with whimsical fun, making for a memorable evening for everyone. Prom themes can be tricky: You've got to please a whole class of students, and not everyone will agree. Prom committee meetings can involve heated discussions about whether Under the Sea will make for prettier decorating than Enchanted Garden. This list includes some of the most popular prom theme ideas. See yours on the list? Vote it up -- unless you hate it. Then, of course, vote it down. Way down. Down under the enchanted sea, where your heart goes on and on. You get the idea. If you have a great prom theme idea that isn't listed, definitely add it. Prom committees everywhere will thank you.

A great prom theme is all about the atmosphere. The right theme for prom makes decorating a breeze. Some prom themes will involve more elaborate decorations, and they'll certainly be more costly. Transforming a school gym into a full-out casino, complete with games and tables and slot machines can cost a pretty penny. If your prom budget is big, then go big, by all means! But if you're on a budget, sticking to something fairly simple is always best. A Black and White prom theme, for example, is classic and elegant, but decorating won't break the bank.

Each year, newer, contemporary prom themes emerge. Usually, these are prom themes based on movies, television shows and/or certainly songs. Empire State of Mind, for example, is a great way to combine an incredibly popular song with a New York City theme for prom. Dancing With the Stars is also popular -- and really, you just need a nice ballroom and (of course) a ginormous mirror ball hanging from the ceiling. Movie-wise, a prom theme like My Heart Will Go On give a nod to Titanic -- a film that manages equal parts romance and utter disaster...much like, well, prom! Other movie prom themes include Alice in Wonderland, The Time of Our Lives (think 'Dirty Dancing') and An Affair to Remember.

Hopefully this list of prom theme ideas will inspire you. Prom really is one of the highlights of high school, and the big dance's theme is one you'll remember for a lifetime. Another huge prom deal? The dresses! If you're looking for great ideas, check out these lists for the best prom dress designers, mermaid prom dresses vintage prom dresses and 2012 prom couture looks.
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Black and White Ball is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Black and White Ball

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Masquerade Ball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Masquerade Ball

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Midnight in Paris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Midnight in Paris

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Enchanted Garden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Enchanted Garden

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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Once Upon a Time

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As Time Goes By is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
As Time Goes By

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Evening in Venice is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Evening in Venice

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Broadway is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Broadway

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Fire and Ice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas

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Casino Royale is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Casino Royale

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Hollywood Nights is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Hollywood Nights

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Starry Night is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Starry Night

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Empire State of Mind is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Empire State of Mind

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Enchantment Under the Sea is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Enchantment Under the Sea

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Roaring 20s is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Roaring 20s

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Ice Castle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Ice Castle

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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas

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One Enchanted Evening is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
One Enchanted Evening

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The Time of Our Lives is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
The Time of Our Lives

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Eternal Elegance is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
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Wish Upon a Star is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Wish Upon a Star

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A Night at the Oscars is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
A Night at the Oscars

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At the Hop is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
At the Hop

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Music of the Night is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Music of the Night

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Teenage Dream is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Teenage Dream

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Arabian Nights is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Arabian Nights

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My Heart Will Go On

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Hawaiian Luau is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Hawaiian Luau

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A Whole New World is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
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Caribbean Dreams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Caribbean Dreams

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Moulin Rouge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Moulin Rouge

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Dancing With the Stars is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Dancing With the Stars

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All That Jazz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
All That Jazz

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Viva Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
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Rock and Roll is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Rock and Roll

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Unforgettable is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
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Medieval Knights is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Medieval Knights

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Twilight Time is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
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Mardi Gras is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Mardi Gras

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Shanghai Nights is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
Shanghai Nights

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A Night in the Old West is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 40+ Fun Prom Theme Ideas
A Night in the Old West